October 24, 2018

One of the first orders of business for the APBC's Environmental and Awareness and Climate Chance Committee ( EACCC ), was to meet with the BC Ambulance Service's Fleet Department.  We were very please to learn that representatives from the fleet department, along with...

September 26, 2017

This resolution requests that the employer assure all new vehicle purchases or leases for superintendent vehicles are for electric or plug-in hybrid vehicles. There are many long-range EVs that are capable of travelling close to 400km on a single charge and are availab...

September 25, 2017

By Signing the West Coast Fleet Pledge, the employer promises to annually review its fleet with the intention of finding opportunities to add additional electric vehicles. As it is non-binding there is nothing to lose by signing this pledge, and it will allow BCEHS to...

September 24, 2017

This resolution is one of the easiest for BCEHS to implement. We're basically asking the employer to put up signs designating locations where it is okay for paramedics to charge their personal vehicles. The best example is adding a sign to a parking stall that is curre...

September 22, 2017

Replacing gas- and diesel-powered ambulances with their electric counterparts is inevitable, and this will be a great boon for society. Bloomberg.com recently reported that the sale of electric vehicles could surpass the sale of the internal combustion engine (ICE) veh...

September 21, 2017

This resolution requests that our union formally recognize climate change and its associated risks, and calls for the creation of a committee to lobby the employer on union-approved climate and environment issues.  

It reads as follows.

Forming a Climate Change...

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